Printing With Glass Fiber Filament

[ModBot] has been making an attempt totally different engineering plastics for 3D printing. He just lately checked out carbon fiber combined with PET, however this time, he exhibits us his outcomes with PET with glass fiber, or PET-GF. You’ll be able to see the way it all turned out within the video beneath.

The primary a part of the video compares the specs, and, as you may count on, some components are higher for carbon fiber, and others are higher for glass fibers. As soon as he will get to the printing, he covers the excessive temperatures wanted (280-320C). He additionally talks about how both fiber will chew up nozzles and extruders.

For those who haven’t printed at excessive temperatures earlier than, there are a couple of gotchas. For one factor, even when you don’t have PTFE in your scorching finish, you should be positive your thermistor will learn the upper temperature precisely. Many individuals use thermocouples as a substitute of thermistors on this utility.

The prints appeared good, though we hoped to see extra testing of the elements beneath stress. Evaluating them with the carbon fiber prints would have been particularly fascinating. Need assistance boosting your print temperature? We take a look at unique filament occasionally, and each time we do, there are a couple of extra selections.